1. Describe your book in 5 words
3.What would you like to say about the need for more queer representation in YA, especially f/f relationships?
We need a lot more intersectionality ― more characters who are LGBTQIA+ and who are also people of color, disabled, from minority religious groups and low-income families, etc. And we just need more books, period. There are countless romances and adventure stories and fantasies and thrillers and sci-fis and every other genre imaginable sitting on bookstore shelves that focus on straight, cisgender characters ― there’s a cishet book for absolutely every taste. We need to keep putting out more books until the same is true for books about characters from marginalized communities across the board, queer and trans teens included.
4.What has been your favourite aspect(s) of the entire journey of this book?
5. Our Own Private Universe is a sex positive book. What’s your thoughts on this? Do you think we need more sex positive books in YA?
6. This might be a cruel question, but what’s your fav book of those you’ve written so far and why?
Robin Talley is the New York Times-bestselling author of four novels for teen readers: Our Own Private Universe, As I Descended, What We Left Behind, and Lies We Tell Ourselves.
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